Graham Hughes

Professional Member
Location GH Editorial, CHESTER CH1 (address available on request)
Mobile 07851 433 505
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LinkedIn Graham Hughes
Twitter @GHughesEd



  • Using Word with Track Changes
  • On paper, using BSI symbols


  • PDF mark-up via Adobe Acrobat Reader (using the Comment feature) or via PDF-XChange Viewer (using BSI proofreading stamps, or other notation as required)
  • On paper, using BSI symbols

Style guide development

  • Creation or revision of style guides

My website has further details, along with guidance on pricing and payment.

Editorial experience

I have been a full-time editorial freelance since 2013. Please visit my website for a more detailed portfolio and a full list of testimonials (a few are included below).


  • Books: academic, educational, other non-fiction, fiction
  • Reports
  • Magazines, newsletters
  • Business documents
  • Website content, marketing material, menus
  • Research papers, articles, theses, dissertations, essays
  • Short stories
  • CVs, personal statements




Public sector / non-profit


  • Independent authors
  • Students, job-seekers, freelances
  • Researchers

Education and training

BSc Data Processing (Loughborough University, 1987)

PRINCE2 (project management) accreditation at Foundation level (2008)


  • Copy-Editing Mentoring scheme (2016)
  • Copy-Editing Progress (2016)
  • Proofreading Mentoring scheme (2014)
  • Proofreading Progress (2014)
  • Introduction to Copy-Editing (2014)
  • Introduction to Proofreading (2013)

Publishing Training Centre:

  • Copy-Editing – Merit (2015)
  • Basic Proofreading – Merit (2014)

The Writers Bureau: Proofreading and Copy-Editing (2012)

Plain Language Commission: Writing in Plain Language (2016)


I previously worked in IT for 26 years as an analyst, developer, project manager and team leader, in the transport, financial services, government (US, state-level), telecommunications and retail sectors. This gave me great experience of working methodically, with an emphasis on planning and attention to detail.

Employers: British Rail, Strategic Systems Solutions, Pinkerton Computer Consultants, Capgemini.

I am also the author of a book on the history of football, rugby and all related sports.


I can work with most subjects, and much of my editorial work has been in the humanities (particularly recent international history) and business-related material (for example, insurance, health care and legal services), but I have specialist knowledge of the following:

  • Information technology (analysis, computer programming, testing, project management, quality management, support)
  • Sport and its history
  • Rock and pop music.


Graham has copy-edited several books for us and his work has consistently been of a very high standard. His application of house style and attention to detail is nothing short of excellent and I am happy to recommend him.

Dean Rockett, Pitch Publishing

We three would like to thank you profusely for the detailed, expert work that you are doing on our book manuscript. Indeed, we are scratching our heads and trying to recall if any of us have ever seen better copy-editing!

Mary Elise Sarotte, Dean’s Professor of History, University of Southern California

We use Graham as a regular editor of our business reports, a task to which he brings both a keen eye for detail and an instinctive sense of style … He copes well with the vagaries of our ever-changing timelines, is able to handle challenges well beyond normal editorial services, and is always professional. I recommend him very highly.

C J Rowe, delivery and quality manager

Graham's work has consistently been accurate, comprehensive and insightful. His can-do attitude and efficient approach make him a valuable asset to any publishing enterprise.

Editor, B2B content marketing agency

I have nothing but praise for Graham, who helped me greatly with my fantasy manuscript when I was in a tight spot. He communicated with me often and asked questions that needed to be asked to get the best out of my manuscript. I also found that Graham educated me greatly on style sheets and consistency issues that I was not aware of. Because of this, I am very interested in Graham completing the rest of my trilogy as he did a fine job.

Thomas R. Gaskin, author